Dec 21, 2016
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Seer Stones and Mobile Phones

“Every man who lived on the earth was entitled to a seer stone, and should have one, but they are kept from them in consequence of their wickedness, and most of those who do find one make evil use of it.” (Brigham Young’s journal, as quoted in Latter-day Millennial Star, 26:118,119)

“…no man can look in the them [the Interpreters] except he be commanded, lest he should look for that he ought not and should perish.” (Mosiah 8:13)

Interesting that we carry around these little black bricks made of plastic, metal, and glass in our pockets that illuminate and permit us to gaze upon them to reveal a multitude of things. If all earthly things are echoes of the heavenly, then perhaps having this technology provides an additional area of proving for us mortals.

Given our current ‘miraculous’ technological privileges, what do we seek after, what do we look for?

Would our motives be any different if it was heavenly technology?


  1. Surely this technological marvel/terror man has constructed pales infinitely to the divine instrument it unintentionally seeks to approximate.

    Given the opportunities for edification, learning, entertainment, deception, and sin through the wonders of technology, introspective questions regarding our motivation are not only germane but imperative as we live in the world while striving to be not of it. We are proved through our agency, regardless of the object.

    As an aside, instructions were published in the Juvenile Instructor for the creation of an instrument comparable to a seer stone. ;)

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